Thiamin (Vitamin B1), Whole Blood
Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing
Whole Blood EDTA
Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.
Collection Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)
Submission Container/Tube: Amber vial (Supply T192)
Specimen Volume: 4 mL
1. Fasting-overnight (12-14 hours) (infants-draw prior to next feeding). Water can be taken as needed.
2. Invert 8 to 10 times to mix blood.
3. Transfer whole blood into amber vial to protect from light.
Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:
Neurology Test Request Form (T732) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/media/customer-service/forms/neurology-request-form.pdf)
General Request Form (T239) (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/media/customer-service/forms/general-request-form.pdf)
Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.
Glass vial, clotted specimen, washed erythrocytes, or anticoagulant other than EDTA
Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.
|Whole Blood EDTA||Frozen (preferred)||14 days|